“A friend is one to whom you can pour out the contents of your heart, chaff and grain alike. Knowing that the gentlest hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.” Unknown
I will be the first to admit that I am not the most stylish woman in the world, not even close. Luckily my friends and mother-in-law are slowly introducing me to the world that is fashion. My attempts to dress more like a woman and less like a mom rarely go unnoticed, but runway model, I am not. However, even with my narrow fashion awareness, I have better sense than wearing my pajamas to do my shopping. “What’s up with the PJ’s?” is a question my husband and I often ask each other when we are out shopping. Are they planning on taking a nap while they are out shopping? Do they think they are making a fashion statement? Or do they simply not care? If you wear your PJ’s to do your shopping, please let me know your reasons. I am dying to know!
Deny it if you will, but we have all had “that” friend at some point in our lives. The friend that is needy, possessive, or always right. The friend that you are embarrassed to admit you let walk all over you. The friend that always turned everything you said, no matter how polite you were, into something negative. If you are one of the lucky few who have been spared, keep your radars up because they will find you (or unfortunately, you may be “that” friend).
What does it mean to be a true friend? How much of yourself should you give? These basic questions were at one point in my life easy to answer. Growing up, we are taught to be kind to others. Treat others the way you want to be treated. However, when we actually do grow up, things get a little more complicated. Especially with “that” friend.